Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

This rich and creamy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake has an oreo crust topped by a layer of peanut butter cups and a chocolate cheesecake filling. To make it even more decadent, I piped peanut butter frosting around the edges and sprinkled a whole bag of mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups in the middle.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Ingredients
Crust

  1. 24 Oreo cookies, finely crushed
  2. 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  3. 12 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Filling

  1. 1 (12-ounce) bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  2. 3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  3. 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  4. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 4 large eggs

Ganache Topping

  1. 3/4 cup whipping cream
  2. 1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Icing

  1. 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  2. 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  3. 2 cups powdered sugar
  4. 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  5. 1 bag mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Instructions


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl stir together oreo crumbs and melted butter.. Press into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Place springform pan on a baking sheet and place in oven for 8 minutes. Set aside.
  • To make filling, place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on HIGH at 20 second intervals until smooth when stirred. Set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat cream cheese at medium speed until smooth.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and vanilla and beat on LOW until combined.
  • Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating just until combined.
  • Beat in melted chocolate just until combined.
  • Place peanut butter cups on top of cooled oreo crust.
  • Pour batter over peanut butter cups.